Tarkin's Top Shelf

A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.
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May 18, 2017

Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin’s Top Shelf! Mark and Becca go over the Young Adult novel “Guardians of the Whills,” a tie-in story to the film “Rogue One.” They discuss the character relationship between Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe, and the exciting new scriptures of Force lore that act as an introduction to each chapter throughout the book.

Quick News Recap:

  • Partnering with Starlight Foundation: Fun Centers (All info on our twitter & Facebook pages)
  • Book Release Timeline: Coming October 2017, “From a Certain Point of View” will bring together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each story is written from the perspective of background characters in A New Hope — “from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for,” they say.-Del Rey Books
  • Battlefront II: Inferno Squad-July-Del Rey Books
  • Phasma- September- Del Rey Books
  • September 1 – Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray.-Disney
  • October 31 – The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu.-Disney Books
  • Star Wars: the power of the Force - Reference Book - September 1st 2017

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May 1, 2017

This is a special presentation of the entire Making Star Wars Podcasting Network! Live from Orlando, Steele Saunders from ‘Steele Wars’ hosted the entire event from Marlow's Tavern. Steele made his rounds by asking each podcaster their initial thoughts and highlights of Star Wars Celebration.


  • *On a side note: there was a little audio trouble so we apologize in advance for that.

  • This is:
    Segment 1 : Tarkin's Top Shelf / Idiot's Array / Force Cult

To hear the remaining segments of this special presentation go to the respective pods:


  • Segment 2 : features Rebel Grrrl

  • Segment 3 : features Rogue Won

  • MSW & Erotic Fan Fiction : You can find this special edition on: Now This Is Podcasting or Steele Wars Patreon feeds.

We hope you enjoy and thanks for supporting the MSW podcast network!